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Truck crashes into Maddox band room

Truck crashes into Maddox band  room
          by          James PhillipsDaily Mountain  Eagle
A vehicle lost control and crashed into this section of Maddox Middle School Thursday morning. Photo by: James Phillips

A vehicle lost control and crashed into this section  of Maddox Middle School Thursday morning. Photo by: James Phillips

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A truck crashed into a section of Maddox  Middle School Thursday morning just before the start of classes.
The  truck was northbound on 3rd Avenue in Jasper and left the roadway, hitting a  power pole before careening into the school, according to Sgt. David Mize of the  Jasper Police Department. Mize said he was working traffic in a different area  of the school when the crash happened around 7:45 a.m.
Mize said the  truck was occupied by a mother and child. He said the two suffered minor  injuries.
“This could have been much more serious,” Mize said. “It’s a  good thing there were no kids in the area when the crash  happened.”
Maddox Principal Patsy Stricklin said the section of the  school hit in the incident was its band room. She said no children were in the  room when the crash occurred and students were not allowed in the room at all  Thursday.
“The damage doesn’t look that bad, but we want to always be  safe,” she said.
Stricklin said an architect was scheduled to visit the  school Thursday evening to assess the damage.
“I expect students will be  allowed back in there in the morning,” she said Thursday afternoon.
Mize  said the cause of the crash is under investigation. He said there will be no  charges filed, because there was no evidence that drugs or alcohol had anything  to do with the incident.
Stricklin said the child in the vehicle was a  student at Maddox. She said the mother, who was driving the truck, told her she  heard a pop and lost control of the vehicle.
“We’re thankful no one was  seriously injured,” Stricklin said.

Read more:  Daily Mountain Eagle – Truck crashes into Maddox band room

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